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US Democrats move to reopen government without border wall funding - 01/04/2019

Washington - By Gretel Johnston, - Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Thursday passed a package of bills to reopen parts of the US government in a move the White House has...

Croatia issues a deadline to Israel for sale of F16s - 01/03/2019

Belgrade (dpa) – Croatia on Thursday issued a deadline to Israel to clear the sale of 12 Israeli F16 Barak fighter jets with the United States or lose the 445-million-dollar deal.   Croatia and...

Top Yellow Vest protester held in Paris - 01/03/2019

Paris - A key figure in the Yellow Vests protest movement was being held for questioning on Thursday after being arrested in Paris the previous night, a judicial source confirmed to dpa.   Eric...

Trump feels validated by lack of popularity with Europeans - 01/03/2019

Washington (dpa) - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he wouldn’t be doing his job if he were popular among Europeans. "I’m not elected by Europeans. I’m elected by Americans - by American...

Watchdog: Syria's al-Qaeda advancing against rivals in deadly fight - 01/02/2019

Beirut - - A branch of the terrorist group al-Qaeda in Syria has gained ground in the ongoing fight against rival Syrian rebels that has killed at least 39 people in the north of the strife-torn...

Poll shows many French sceptical about Macron's grand debate - 01/02/2019

Paris - Many French people are sceptical about the grand national debate promised by President Emmanuel Macron in response to the "Yellow Vests" protest movement, according to an opinion poll...

Europe rings in 2019; London dedicates fireworks to EU citizens - 01/01/2019

London/Sydney (dpa) – Europe has welcomed 2019 with a series of firework displays, including one in London that was dedicated to the EU citizens living in the British capital. The words "London is...

Britain steps up patrols of English Channel amid spike in migration - 12/31/2018

London -By Christoph Meyer, - The British government is redeploying two boats from abroad to patrol the English Channel as the  debate intensified about a recent spike in the number of migrants...

Iran holds negotiations with members of Afghan Taliban - 12/31/2018

Tehran - A delegation representing the Taliban in Afghanistan met with Iranian officials in Tehran on Sunday for negotiations, local media reported, citing Iran's Foreign Ministry.   "The...

Mattis urges US military to 'keep the faith' in farewell letter - 12/31/2018

Washington - Departing US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said the leadership of the Pentagon "remains in the best possible hands" in a farewell letter to troops and other Defence Department...
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